Born and raised in India, she did very well academically. She earned Bachelors degrees in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, in the 1970’s. She also earned an MBA and had several prestigious positions with high-profile international companies based in India. However, that’s not the end of it. As a result of her hard work, she was accepted into Yale University’s Masters in Public and Private Management program, which propelled her on a journey that would eventually place her as CEO, at the helm of one of the world’s largest companies, PepsiCo.